Veterans standing together

Hand Up for Local Veterans

A cadre of NorthBay Healthcare Hospice volunteers was among many who stood up to help homeless veterans during “North Bay Stand Down,” an event at the Dixon May Fair grounds, Oct. 12 to 14, 2016.

Preparing breakfast for the veterans

The North Bay Stand Down is a three-day encampment for homeless and/or at-risk veterans in Solano County.┬áDuring their stay at the encampment, veterans have access to medical, dental and vision services, and well as advice for housing, employment and legal and social services. They also receive food, clothing, showers, haircuts and a safe place to “stand down” for three days and two nights.

The NorthBay volunteers worked the event as part of NorthBay Hospice's “We Honor Veterans” effort.

“The hospice veteran and veteran family volunteers helped make and serve breakfast,” explained Linda Pribble, Hospice & Bereavement coordinator. “Some of us sat with veterans listening to stories they shared. It was humbling to watch the care they have for each other.” (You can find more information about NorthBay's three-star status with “We Honor Veterans” on NorthBay.org/hospice-bereavement.)

“We have a good number of veterans among our NorthBay family,” noted Gary Passama, president and CEO. “It is heartening to see the many ways we are reaching out to recognize and support the veterans in need within our community.”